La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,753 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,753
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 388
Gots: 1,164 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of CHickman
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy yellow gold color with a lot of sediment in it and bubbles racing up the middle like champagne to a 2-3 finger foamy off white head that faded about average speed and left a foamy cloud on top and decent spotty lacing.

Smells of pepper, yeast, grains, clove, herbs, spices like coriander and tea leaf, fruit like an almost rotting pear and mild alcohol; a very yeast funk driven nose that is Belgian via Canada.

Tastes of yeast, pepper, sweet malt, grains, clove, herbs, wheat bread, floral hops, spices including coriander, cinnamon and tea leaf, fruit like an almost rotting pear and/or apple skins, funk (like a penny) and very in-your face alcohol that brings a mild burn but somehow turns sweet and malty and fades as it slides down. It’s tart, it’s sweet, it burns and yet somehow it’s very complex and tasty; the 9% ABV is not hidden and part of the experience, likely by design as this beer would be great an a Canadian winter warmer. More fruit and yeast draw out as it warms and other spices mix in as it seems to change with each sip. This beer makes you really appreciate the yeast and funk taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy at the same time, with a medium body, mild fizzy carbonation and a funky, slightly bitter finish that has heat but then fades and cools to a bready/grainy sweetness.

Overall it is a flavorful beer that is heavy and hits you hard with the ABV, but the taste, ABV burn and general composition are spot on for a Triple and this beer nails it. It is intense and has heat, but in a good way that reminds you of why you would drink a beer like this – because it is everything an Adjunct Lager is not: it’s complex, meant for sipping and each sip is different as the beer/yeast morph from exposure to air, temperature changes and fermentation. This is craft beer Monk style and not an attempt to mass produce a dull consistent flavor; this beer sits in the bottle and turns into an experience, and once again for me this brew was a great experience. A high recommendation, his is a great beer.

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4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.25 - The beer is a nice amber orange clear color with a white thick head that leaves a nice lacing. Very majestic looking bottle.

S - 4.5 - Nice belgian yeasty smell with bready, fruity notes. Banana, orange, cereal. Smells like candy in beer form :)

T - 4.5 - Same belgian yeasty/bready notes in the taste as in the smell. Banana, orange, white pepper.

M - 4.5 - Great mouthfeel, light - medium with slight alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is sweet bready banana. Very clean beer.

O - 4.5 - Probably the best belgian strong pale ale that I've had. It's pretty amazing.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Love, love this beer. The taste is phenomenal. The aroma makes my nose smile (if it could). The only reason it doesn't get perfect 5's is the high ABV. I want to be able to drink more of this beer in one sitting but 1 bottle does it for me. I'm so glad it is available year round at any decent bottle shop.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed immensely from bottles twice in tulip glasses; each over more than 30 compelling minutes.
(Also tasted on tap shortly afterwards, with comparison notes interspersed below).

The color is a hazy peach-gold. A bubbly head falls fast in a tulip glass (even when poured on draught), but holds on milky to the edge, fed by lines of carbonation, such that lacing participates in slipping patches with every gulp.
It smells of sweet cherry candy, salt sea air, banana, some pine, steel, and a touch of citrus. Malt stands nicely at the center (but somehow folds in the draught version). A little grass and coriander pops up with warming. The palette of scents is eclectic, but pointillistically well-blended with a wash of honey-wheat.
Each gulp has a sweet start that's turned on the bubbles to a note of early spice. Then come bright citrus acids followed by apricot booze. All along, there's banana toffee, but it's balanced wonderfully by tartness, salinity (which is unfortunately not present on draught), pepper, and a clean grassy hop note.
The mouthfeel is splendid--slick going in, then buzzy with bubbles that blossom into a richness that stays but doesn't stain. The backsides of the tongue still hold its soft oil while the belly is feeling the heat of ethanol.
I've found a Tripel in North America that isn't merely a clumsy tropical cordial aged for funk--this is a true craft that I'd drink way too much if I could. Good news is that it seems to be better (stronger spice-stone fruit flavor, cleansing salinity, and right-tuned malt) with some conditioning time in the bottle, so perhaps it will travel well to me in the future...

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,753 ratings.